A deliciously diverse anthology of essays, stories, poems, and graphic memoirs, where writers explore the deeply human act of kissing.
Intimacies from Writers
Available in paperback on February 12, 2019.
"A kiss, you see, can carry not just a heart in it, but a soul."
—Pico Iyer, "The Kiss at Dawn"
From Sioux Falls to Khartoum, from Kyoto to Reykjavik; from the panchayat forests of India to the Giant’s Causeway on the coast of Northern Ireland; in taxis and at bus stops, in kitchens and sleigh beds, haystacks and airports around the globe—people are kissing one another. The sublime kiss. The ambiguous kiss. The devastating kiss. The kiss we can’t take back. The kiss we can never give. The kiss that changes a life. In this anthology, writers and thinkers share their thoughts on a specific kiss—the unexpected and unforgettable—in an attempt to bridge the gulf, to connect us to one another on a deeply human level, and to explore the messy and complicated intimacies that exist in our actual lives, as well as in the complicated landscape of the imagination.
Sparked and developed from a series curated for Guernica by editor Brian Turner, this is a book meant to be read from cover to cover, just as much as it’s meant to be dipped into—with each kiss pulling us closer to the moments in our lives that matter most.
J. Mae Barizo
Andre Dubus III
Camille T. Dungy
Beth Ann Fennelly
Cameron Dezen Hammon
Lacy M. Johnson
Dinty W. Moore
Bich Minh Nguyen
Schafer John c
Christopher Paul Wolfe
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